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Nov 4, 2012 7:30am PST
completely change the profile of california politics. we sit down with former mayor willie brown and talk to him about all of this political money spending. does it really make a difference? and mayor is talking about should it be drained or not? >> also, the latest on superstars andy. we start with developing news in urban california. >> that's right. a strike against the supermarket chain. >> contracts with union members. there was a deadline of midnight her to the united food and commercial workers union has started picketing outside of grocery stores. the two sides have been arguing over a wage freeze and end the suffering of his on sunday and change in medical benefits for 7000 workers. >> it affects my livelihood. it affects my family. i have two daughters i'm trying to put through school. >> they need to come to some kind of an agreement. both sides can lose. >> they offered to extend an old contract for three days so they could keep talking about it, but union negotiators called that a symbol delaying tactics. the supermarket chain says it needs to cut costs because of weak econom
CBS
Nov 15, 2012 6:00pm PST
at the gas pump this year? well, get ready to add insult to injury. at the time, california drivers were told that the price spikes were necessary to make up for refinery outages. but cbs 5 reporter grace lee found out that we may have been fooled. grace. >> reporter: dana, that is a possibility but we're not sure. that's one reason why they had a special senate committee hearing today and invited a research group that specializes in energy pricing and what they found was after months of research, they could not explain why we had those gas price hikes in may and in october. that's the mystery there. they can't explain it. but it did cost californians in october about $1 billion. >> reporter: when prices spiked at the gas station the 7 gas companies in california said it's not our fault. instead, they blamed accidents like the chevron refinery fire or unexpected maintenance problems. but the biggest price spikes were in may and october. that's months before and after the chevron fire in august. >> we have seen shifts in price of gasoline. >> reporter: it's one of the reason senator mark leno
CBS
Nov 26, 2012 6:00am PST
on california streets and highways over the holiday weekend. that's 10 more than a year ago. the chp investigated the deaths of 21 people in cars from wednesday night to last night. 13 of those 21 were not wearing isn'ts. here in the bay area, 6 people were killed in 5 different accidents and there were 224dui arrests. >>> more than a dozen people were hospitalized from carbon monoxide exposure on sunday but officials aren't sure where it came from. it happened at a home in bernal heights. fire crews called to the home around . most suffered minor exposure. they were treated at a hospital and later released. crews from pg&e and the department of public health were called in to help investigate. >> when we arrived, we checked the residents with our air monitors and we found no sign of carbon monoxide. however, we checked the residents and they had showed signs of carbon monoxide on them. >>> pg&e checked the house and could not find the source of the carbon monoxide. >>> parishioners of the one of the oldest african-american churches say they want a new leader. john hunter was appoint
CBS
Nov 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
, that's one of the mysteries of this election. anonymous donors playing big money in california politics. here's the story. >>> reporter: two conservative groups the virginia-based americans for job security and the center to protect patient rights in arizona collected $11 million and then handed it over to another arizona group, americans for responsible leadership who then sent it over the state line to groups opposed to proposition 30 governor brown's tax hike plan and to groups supporting proposition 32. the measure on tuesday's ballot would limit labor unions from raising and spending political money. as dan newman of the nonpartisan group explains -- >> that contribution came in about 2 weeks ago and as california voters have been casting their early ballots, they have been in the dark about this $11 million. >> reporter: most of the money went into a last-minute television and radio ad campaign. >> do you think we'll ever know the --who gave the $11 million? >> i don't know. >> reporter: this political science professor says no matter the legal outcome, a move like this damages el
CBS
Nov 20, 2012 12:00pm PST
. >>> four men are under arrest in an alleged terror plot busted in southern california. the fbi says the men conspired to kill americans overseas and in the u.s. and planned to join al qaeda and the taliban. one suspect is a 34-year-old man who served in the us air force in 2000 and 2001. authorities say he tried to arrange for two california men to meet his contacts with terror organizations. >>> hewlett-packard's 4th quarter losses are in the billions today. the palo alto-based company purchased british software maker autonomy for $11 billion last year but says the company had misrepresented its finances and is valued now at $8.8 billion. this is the second consecutive quarter of losses for the tech giant. friday, their stock hit an all- time low since 2002. >>> today pg&e posted a reward of $10,000 related to a kidnapping. one of the alleged abductors is seen here trying to withdraw money from the victim's atm account. the contract employee for pg&e was abducted in a parking lot in walnut creek earlier this month. she was released that same night in the oakland hills. anyone with informat
CBS
Nov 7, 2012 7:00am PST
ballot issues here in california. voters here said yes to governor brown's tax plan. prop 30 will raise the sales tax by 1/4% for four years. also, income taxes on the wealthy for the next seven years. >>> measure d was easily passed down in san jose. that means the minimum wage there will be increased from $8 to $10 an hour. >> in richmond, voters rejected measure n that was the proposed tax on sugary drinks. opponents outspent supporters by a 40-1 margin. and apparently, it work. you can find complete election results on our website, cbssf.com. >>> got your traffic and weather, though, you have to wait a minute for that. we'll be right back. ,,,,,, >>> good morning. unfortunately, it is still a mess heading into and out of the caldecott tunnel in the aftermath of a multi-vehicle crash on the eastbound lanes of 24 which is there approaching wilder. one lane still remains blocked. it is a mess right now heading out of oakland. we're seeing traffic still at a standstill through the caldecott tunnel. and unfortunately, westbound 24 in the commute direction is also really heavy right now h
CBS
Nov 22, 2012 6:00pm PST
of moisture stretching from the tropics across the pacific ocean into not northern california but the pacific northwest. there is a reason why it's due west of us then getting shoved up to the north. that reason is a large area of high pressure. kind of acting like a shield if you will not allowing that storm or any of the next several storms to get anywhere close to us. high pressure totally in control. there will be plenty of plenty of storms riding in. but great for tomorrow, shoppers getting good deals. saturday through tuesday we are talking about highs near 70 mainly sunny skies. only fly in the ointment is heat will be working overtime because clear nights will be chilly nights and especially north of the golden gate you may be foggy as well and some tule fog in the central valley as well over towards sacramento, south of bakersfield. livermore tomorrow, gorgeous. black friday, 70 degrees. 70 for san jose. redwood city 69. upper 60s for san rafael. san francisco, napa and vallejo. it's going to be beautiful outside tomorrow. saturday beautiful, sunday gorgeous. top of the next week kid
CBS
Nov 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
, illinois, california, and new york, the democrats are going to pick up 104 electoral college there and they did nothing there except go there for fund-raisers. that just shows you how sure we have of these states that are so blue and so red. but it's those nine states that we're talking about. that's what it's going to come down to, those nine battleground states and they are all-- with the possible exception of ohio-- all within the margin of error right now. >> pelley: norah, what do you see going into election tonight? >> one of the things i think is interesting is how much of the country has voted today before election day, the so-called early vote. it's been growing over the years. today we've seen more than 30 million people have turned out at the polls. interestingly enough, scott, the battleground state where this early vote has turned out. look at this. colorado, 77% has already voted. nevada. 72%. north carolina, 63% has already voted. in florida 53%. iowa 44%. and ohio 31%. john dickerson and i were talking about this earlier today. we could have most of the result
CBS
Nov 29, 2012 7:00am PST
into rivers very quickly, toga, cali to california bigdents up and down the coast. experts say the rain that fell thealifornia on wednesday is just a small taste of what's to dome. ext first in a triple threat of ftorms that's already caused ower outages in saratoga, california, downing trees and reporter:ng to a big rig accident in sacramento. a jet stream that starts near tory ineapple growing territory a the hawaiian islands. some call it a rain train with a fina final and potentially >> devastating destination in the western u.s. >> it can cause a lot of damage. a warm sto warm storm that brings a lot of it.er along with it. tut on top of that, it could highernow to the higher elevations, but it will turn aroundand it will melt that snow right away and, in turn, that will turn into additional flooding. ding.porter: previous pineapple pineappleorms brought as many s 14" of rain. m couldters say this system fould bring as much as 12" of ns n to the coastal mountains, increasing the threat of fldespread floods. coneporter: there's a big concern for people living in last that were burne
CBS
Nov 30, 2012 7:00am PST
and down the west coast are keeping a close eye on a triple threat of storms. northern california is getting drenched this morning. and forecasters say even worse weather is yet to come. carter evans is in soggy sacramento. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. right now much of northern california is under a flood warning. this is the second of three major storms to hit the area. and already overnight here in sacramento, we've seen up to 2 1/2" of rainfall. this is the storm northern california has been bracing for. forecasters say this downpour has the potential for widespread damage. >> friday is going to be bad. sunday is going to be even worse. >> reporter: here is why californians are worried. it's not a single storm but a one, two, three punch. increasing the danger for atmospheric river that can stretch for thousands of miles. in this case, the river is feeding additional rainfall to the storms, making them even stronger as they hit the coast. when all is said and done parts of california could get up to 15" of rain. >> how much water are we actually talking about? >> i
CBS
Nov 23, 2012 5:00am PST
. and again, we're asking you and your group to leave. >> no. >> california law gives us the right to talk to customers and handle in front of the stores. >> if you don't leave, we will get the police involved. >> reporter: organizers are calling for walmart to improve employee wages and working conditions. other walmarts targeted today include the richmond and fairfield stores as well as the story road location in east san jose. >>> thanks for coming by channel 5 this morning, by the way. it's 5:06. let's get the latest look at weather and traffic. we are going to begin with the lady who is dressed appropriately. >> very good. it's actually navy, brian. >> looks black to me. >> it's dark. [ laughter ] >>> black friday so we're hoping the commute is not going to be a bad one. actually it's looking okay right now. this is our one incident that we had earlier this morning. northbound 680 approaching landess avenue. we had a traffic light down in the road but all lanes are free and clear on northbound 680 so it's cruising through milpitas. live look at 880, people may be heading towards area
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 5:00am PST
a wanted gang leader in cuffs. >> and greek life on hold in one of california's big party schools. the drastic response to a student's death here in northern california. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> >> the guy said zoom! >> public to prowling. ed cease-fire broken. >> israel is ready to take whatever action is necessary to defend our people. >> as conflict spills on the streets of the bay area. >> palestine will be free! >> if you want an honest investigation of this tragedy, we will join you. >> former cia director david petraeus heads to capitol hill. >> we'll continue to work to et get answers. >> a notorious violent criminal taken down at a bay area steakhouse. >> this guy had no idea what kind of price he would be paying when he came here for dinner. >> the bakery giant behind twinkies and wonder bread gave striking workers an ultimatum. >> this will affect 18,000 employees. >> from across the bay -- >> this is going to slowly work its way toward the bay area throughout the day today. >> -- to around the world. >> eight to ten seconds later the train blew through the end of t
CBS
Nov 11, 2012 6:00am PST
.s. army. for that was the day george s. patton was born in san gabriel california. patton attended west point and served as an officer in the army's brand new tank corps during world war i. by sheer chance the armistice that ended the war in 1918 was declared on his 33rd birthday, november 11, the date we now mark as veterans day. by world war ii george patton was a general credited with decisive u.s. victories in north africa, france, and germany. along the way he attracted public attention with his very personal and sometimes controversial style of leadership. portrayed by george c. scott in the 1974 film "patton." from the rousing way he addressed his troops... >> all real americans love the sting of battle. >> osgood: ... to the widely reported incident in 1943 when he slapped a soldier hospitalized with combat fatigue. >> you're just a god-damned coward. i don't want a young bastard sitting here crying in front of these men wounded in battle. >> reporter: patton lived down the notoriety of that outburst to become a national hero by war's end. during a brief return visit to america
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 5:30pm PST
it. this will cure it. >> reporter: in northern california, jeff yeelit was after sno-balls and wonder bread. >> i grew up eating these but my kids haven't. so i said if they're going out b business they have to at least try them. h it's twinkie the kid! >> wow! howdy partners! come on to hostess twinkie town. >> reporter: hostess was a lunchbox favorite for decades but the company ran into trouble as consumers-- mostly parents-- moved to low fat and low carb treats. in 2009, hostess was taken over by a private equity firm and two hedge funds. greg rayburn is the hostess c.e.o. >> the demand is there for the products. the problem is you have to make them at a profit. >> reporter: this week, the bakers union went on strike when hostess asked for another cut in wages and benefits. donae mcdonald worked at the seattle bakery for 37 years. >> i was a twinkie straightener for a while. >> reporter: twinkie straighten her? ec then i went on pies because nobody wanted to do pies. everything that i have is because i have this job. >> reporter: the bankrupt >> company warned wor
CBS
Nov 17, 2012 5:00am PST
. for over 60,000 california foster children the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. >>> so a lot of people have been following, obviously the hostess story, 18,500 jobs at hostess with hostess going out of business now, those people are going to be laid off and in addition to that a lot of people are, you know, they remember their first twinkie. >> a lot of people will be going through sugar withdrawal. >> exactly. >> was it a big part of your diet when you were younger. >> never. honestly. do you remember the fruit pies they used to make. there was not a piece of fruit in there. >> melted sugar all over. >> some kind of colored goo. i liked those. >> i hate to think what the calorie count is on those. >> i remem
CBS
Nov 23, 2012 4:00am PST
carolina, louisiana and texas and california. >> we lost jobs. we lost 3.5 billion in economic impact. >> reporter: andrew meadows is with the trade group florida citrus mutual. >> take a look at your eight ounce glass of orange juice in the morning and imagine that not being there because that's how serious it is. >> reporter: pesticides kills the insect that carries the disease but there's no cure for trees infected with citrus greening. >> what is it like for you when you look at a tree that has this disease? >> well, first of all i think about planting that tree. a lot of them i planted. i think about how hard it's going to be to get a tree to that point. >> reporter: farmers and the u.s. department of agriculture are sending $69 million to develop of a cure but it could take years. that leaves him one option, try to grow new trees faster than his old trees are dying. manuel bojorquez, cbs news, lake wales, florida. >> we know babies like to kick and stretch. it turns out they yawn. a study of 40 ultrasounds found healthy fetuses yawn often in the early stages of pregnancy. resear
CBS
Nov 23, 2012 4:30am PST
and your group to leave. >> no. >> california law gives us the right to talk to customers in front of stores. >> if you don't leave, we will get the police involved. >> organizers are calling for walmart to improve employee wages and working conditions. other walmarts targeted today include the richmond and fairfield stores as well as the story road location in east san jose. >>> time now 4:36. let's check weather with lawrence. are you still stuffed from yesterday? >> now, my suits are feeling funny. [ laughter ] >> wow! but it was good. it was worth it. going to have to work some of that off today. out the door lots of sunshine again today and some mild temperatures by the afternoon. high pressure now sliding in over us. occasionally we'll see a few high clouds and patchy fog in the valleys. otherwise looking good sailing in toward the afternoon. temperatures out the door, plan on doing a little shopping, a little chilly in spots down into the low 40s inland. 41 santa rosa, 44 san jose, 50 san francisco. by the afternoon, we have plenty of sunshine in the forecast. temperatures
CBS
Nov 23, 2012 5:30pm PST
to the streets in the california fog. >> no justice, no peace! >> reporter: what was billed as a nationwide protest against the nation's biggest retail employer didn't quite live up to the hype. >> this is huge. i don't care how anybody looks at it. >> reporter: we first met wal-mart employee dan hindman earlier this week. a sales associate in electronics he was once the employee of the month. but today he walked off his job to protest what he says are wal-mart's low wages and high health insurance premiums. so what do you think you're risking by being out here today? >> i'm not worried about the risk. i'm protected. i have a right to stand up for what's right and so does everyone else. >> reporter: it's that "everyone else" that has wal-mart suspicious. the company says few of the demonstrators were actually striking employees but outside people pressuring the company to unionize. >> in many of those locations no wal-mart associates took place. we had roughly the same number of call ins than we had last year. >> reporter: while there were a handful of arrests, wal-mart said the protest had
CBS
Nov 29, 2012 4:00am PST
california yesterday. a second more powerful storm is expected to hit this afternoon. the third with the most rain is expected this weekend. some areas could see as much as 18 inches of rain. overseas now, egyptian president mohamed morsi is expected to explain why he granted himself almost absolute authority in a national address later today. anti-morsi protests raged through the night just down the road from where the egyptian assembly agreed on a final constitution. a vote is expected today. holly williams is in cairo. >> reporter: what we're seeing here in egypt is a straight on -- 0 show down between mohamed morsi the country's first democratically elected president and his opponent. morsi is showing no signs of backing down from the expanded new powers that he gave himself last week including immunity from the court. judges from these top courts have gone on strike. meanwhile egypt's supreme constitutional court said it will rule on sunday on whether or not to dissolve the assembly that drafted egypt's new constitution. that assembly is dominated by morsi's allies. they are rushing to f
CBS
Nov 10, 2012 5:30pm PST
,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. >> axelrod: tonight, the e-mail trail. what led to the surpris
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 4:00am PST
me a lot better than that. i can understand somebody in l.a. or california doing it and making some kind of statement like that by watching the film. >> tuberville said he was angered over back-to-back penalties during texas tech's win over kansas. >>> when we come back, a soda that could fight fat. and costume controversy. victoria's secret under fire for one of designs at its annual fashion show. okay, now here's our holiday gift list. aww, not the mall. well, i'll do the shopping... if you do the shipping. shipping's a hassle. i'll go to the mall. hey. hi. you know, holiday shipping's easy with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. if it fits, it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. yea, i know. oh, you're good. good luck! priority mail flat rate boxes. online pricing starts at $5.15. only from the postal service. caught up in david petraeus probe. why u-s commander in afghanistan is now under investigation. plus: sudden retirement. the port of oakland's director suddenly resigns. the possible connection to a stp club scandal. and heeding the call?
CBS
Nov 23, 2012 7:00am PST
cubicle in haiti begins in january of 2010. penn was in california newly divorced from his wife and uncertain what he would next. >> it was an accident in timing in many ways. i turned on the news. >> disaster in haiti. >> there were reports that more than 300,000 were dead. thousands more injured. doctors were operating without pain medications. >> it was what we all referred to as civil war medicine. here's an aspirin and now i'll cut your arm off with a hacksaw. that was happening. >> penn says he could not turn away. his own son recently recovered from a skateboarding accident that was life threatening. penn said he remembered how much morphine had helped his son. >> something just clicked. in the earthquake, amputations on children and others with no pain medication. and the joke i've always made is an actor in hollywood knows where to find narcotics. >> days later with the help of well connected friends penn was in haiti with pharmaceuticals and medical personnel creating the haitian relief organization he calls j/p hro. >> it was a full time investment for your. >> yes.
CBS
Nov 18, 2012 6:00am PST
. there's a bunch left over here even. >> reporter: christy porter runs hidden harvest in california. her workers pick through harvested fields to salvage what's left over before the plows catch up with them. >> many times we've evennen dirt behind the plow in order to get the produce harvested. >> reporter: the rescue veggies are given away to local communities like this retirement village where they wait in line for food that otherwise would have gone to waste. >> green beans just picked this morning. >> reporter: and this recovery effort is really small potatoes, so to speak, compared to this one. >> everything else is one point. reporter: at loaves and fishes in namerville, illinois, 75% of everything you see here was destined for the dumpster. now it's free for the needy. >> this is a good alternative to not eating. >> we're in the richest county in illinois. yet one in five kids will go hungry sometime this year. >> reporter: pete shaffer runs the northern illinois food bank. he makes deals with businesses like the illinois supermarket jane to donate less than perfect food instead o
CBS
Nov 4, 2012 6:00am PST
wrote some tasty jams. >> reporter: jack black grew up in california where his parents were both scientists, aerospace engineers to be exact. were you good at math and science? >> not so much. i don't know what happened because both my parents were... my parents-es were real good at math learning. but i didn't inherit that. >> reporter: his music gene was accompanied by a video game gene. in fact that's what led to his first paying gig. a tv commercial for the game pit ball harry. >> just last night i was lost in jungle with pit ball harry. >> reporter: do you remember your line? >> just last night i was lost in the jungle with pit ball harry. >> reporter: wow. you do remember it. >> you always remember your first gig. >> reporter: he got noticed early on in the film bob roberts. but it didn't lead to anything big. so once again, he turned to music. and he started writing songs with his friend kyle gas for their band called tenacious. >> the first one that we wrote was about a painful break-up i had with a girl in college. >> reporter: it wasn't funny. no. i think it went like th
CBS
Nov 9, 2012 7:00am PST
to a ruthless new york city gang leader to a california oil baron. >> i'm better at digging holes in the ground than making speeches. >> i began to hear a voice that as i grew closer to the man, seemed to give me the full expression of his character. >> with lincoln, that express is winning over movie goers, far more demanding than film critics. historians -- >> which wish we could hear him. i think this is as close as we'll come. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," seth doane, new york. >> a wonderful piece. and secondly i can never get enough lincoln. >> i know. i know. now everybody wants to read the book and see the movie. daniel day lewis, charlie, it makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, especially when you see he's from another country. the movie is based in part on the best-selling book "team and rivals: the political genius of abraham lincoln" published by simon and schuster which is owned by cbs. the author is doris kearns goodwin. she'll join us on monday for a google plus hangout. she'll discuss the book her consulting for the
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 7:00am PST
their jobs including those from several plants in northern california. >>> a 14-year-old boy is charged with a violent kidnapping and assault in vallejo. the 65-year-old victim was taken at gunpoint from a shopping area last night. she was assaulted and bound and left unconscious in a ditch. police say the suspect tried to get ransom money from the victim's family. >>> birthday dinner in san francisco led to the arrest of a man wanted for violent crimes in oakland. an off-duty oakland police officer was in a steakhouse on van ness when he saw the suspected gang leader walk in. the officer called oakland police, and they worked with san francisco police to arrest the man as he left the restaurant. traffic and weather coming up. ,,,,,,,,,, >>> good morning. the backup at the bay bridge, after several fender-benders and the ripple effect it's had on the commute throughout the east bay, it's still really jammed up this morning if you are heading through the pay gates to the bay bridge down the eastshore freeway. 66 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. this is what it's doing to th
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